Leadership Team

Meet the enterprising team which created
and is leading Devaten

 
Kirsi Houry

Kirsi Houry

Co-Founder, Marketing

Kirsi Houry

Co-Founder, Marketing
Santosh Kotkar

Santosh Kotkar

Board Member & Product Owner

Santosh Kotkar

Board Member & Product Owner
Santosh KotkarBoard Member & Product Owner

I worked with Mikko in the past for performance improvement projects for the Nordic region, we came up with an idea to bring continuous performance testing as a part of agile project development. With the mission to release better, faster applications in less time, we started to work on this journey where Initially, for 3 years, I contributed mainly as a Product owner who was giving all needed MVP requirements to the team in India for development. I was managing the team and all product release/roadmap activities. During that time we were also able to integrate our product with Tricentis NeoLoad & Dynatrace Keptn. I am actively involved in patent filing, digital marketing & technical architectural reviews of the product.
Recently I switched to the role of board member where now I have mainly focused on Branding, Product rollout, Sales planning, funding needs & Engagement with pilot customers.

Kirsi HouryCo-Founder, Marketing

We are a start-up company from Finland and we are launching very soon our IT-tool designed to automate DB monitoring so that software projects can keep their schedules better.

if you are interested in hearing more on Devaten please do not hesitate to contact me so that I can tell you more and we can see how this tool can be useful for your company.

Mikko LarkelaFounder & CEO

Before becoming an entrepreneur, Larkela used to work at a leading Finnish digital services and software firm, testing large database applications for clients in the financial services and healthcare sectors.

He would test new software versions for performance just before delivery to those clients. One of the things that surprised him was how often new releases had to be returned after testing – or even after roll-out – causing delays in project deliveries as well as reclamations. He figured that, ideally, performance monitoring should happen earlier in the development process, and that it should be done differently.